Ieroklis Michailidis was born in Haravgi, Kozani and studied acting at the Drama School of the State Theatre of Northern Greece, from where he graduated in 1982.
He is the initiator and founder of the satirical musical-theatrical group “Agamoi Thytai” in which, from 1990 to the present day, he writes, performs and directs. The “Agamoi Thytai” was the starting point of a long career, not only for him but also for a number of other important artists of today, who he invited from time to time himself and included them in the cast.
In the early years of his career as an actor, he co-founded and co-directed with Solon Artsanidis three experimental theatre companies. In the course of his great career, both in the free theatre and in our two state-run theatres, he has starred as an actor in landmark works of the Greek and international repertoire. From Aristophanes, William Shakespeare and Anton Chekhov, to Eduardo De Filippo, Dario Fo, Iakovos Campanellis and Yannis Tsiro.
Also, in film and television, he has performed with great success leading roles in major films and many popular series. Among them there are “Politiki Kouzina” and “Astinomos Bekas”.
Among his awards, the state award for the best male performance (2000) for the film “Piso Porta” and the audience award for the theatrical play “Iroes” stand out.
He has directed in theatre, cinema and television as well as in major music and musical theatre productions. He has also worked as an editor and radio producer at ERT.
He has collaborated with top creators and performers of all genres of performing arts, such as the directors Robert Sturoua, Minos Volanakis, Andreas Voutsinas, Nikita Milivojevic, Cesaris Grausinis, Nikos Mastorakis, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Levan Tsouladze, Yannis Kakleas, Tasos Boulmetis, Giorgos Tseberopoulos, the actors Giannis Fertis, Giorgos Chorafas, Giannis Bezos, Dimitris Piatas, Spyros Papadopoulos, Dimitra Papadopoulou, the singers and musicians Giorgos Dalaras, Manolis Mitsias, Lakis Papadopoulos, Lavrentis Machairitsas, Glykeria, Kostas Makedonas, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Melina Kana and many others.